The BEST Episodes of Hotel Impossible

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 12, 2020

Network: Travel Channel

Struggling hotels receive an extensive makeover by veteran hotel operator and hospitality expert Anthony Melchiorri and team.

After Anthony

#1 - After Anthony

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 4, 2013

star 10.00
1 votes
Glacier Bear Lodge Undercover

#2 - Glacier Bear Lodge Undercover

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 6, 2014

Anthony begins a series of undercover sting operations to see if the hotel owners he advises stick to his plan after he leaves. First up is the Glacier Bear Lodge in Alaska, and Anthony discovers that the housekeeping has gotten worse since his last visit. This is a 30 minute special, not a 60 minute episode.

star 8.62
21 votes
In the Doghouse: Baileys Harbor, WI

#3 - In the Doghouse: Baileys Harbor, WI

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 30, 2013

Anthony heads to Baileys Harbor, WI, otherwise known as the "Cape Cod of the Midwest," to help revitalize the Beachfront Inn, a 20-room, pet-friendly hotel on the shores of Lake Michigan.

star 8.48
21 votes
Operation Sandy Part 1: Seaside Heights, NJ

#4 - Operation Sandy Part 1: Seaside Heights, NJ

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 21, 2013

Anthony gets himself into a storm of a situation when he arrives at the Thunderbird Motel in Seaside Heights, NJ, and tries to repair a motel that’s still hurting 9 months after being hit by Hurricane Sandy.

star 8.47
19 votes
Hollywood Nightmare: Hollywood, CA

#5 - Hollywood Nightmare: Hollywood, CA

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 24, 2014

A worn-out hotel in Hollywood needs a face-lift, but first Anthony has to deal with problems that include the discovery of dirty syringes on the premises, a rotting infrastructure and an owner who seems blinded by the lights of Tinseltown.

star 8.47
17 votes
Crap Out: Sparks, NV

#6 - Crap Out: Sparks, NV

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 4, 2013

Anthony heads to Sparks, NV, to help save the 92-room Victorian Inn. The owner, Marilyn Fink, has owned and operated the hotel since 2003, but economic downturns caused revenue to drastically decline. Can Anthony help Marilyn save the Victorian Inn before it goes under for good?

star 8.33
21 votes
Homestead Hoarders Gone Wild: Homestead, FL

#7 - Homestead Hoarders Gone Wild: Homestead, FL

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 3, 2014

Anthony deals with brothers who are out of touch when it comes to the 150-room hotel they operate in Homestead, Fla. Chief among the problems that need addressing is a banquet hall that's being used to store old supplies, furniture and trash.

star 8.33
15 votes
Packing Heat: Brewer, ME

#8 - Packing Heat: Brewer, ME

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 9, 2014

Anthony arrives at the Vacationland Inn and Conference Center in Brewer, Maine, which at first glance seems like a well-run operation, but then he starts to discover problems, including managers who carry weapons, a mutinous staff, and a dangerous lack of security.

star 8.29
28 votes
Hotel Leger Undercover

#9 - Hotel Leger Undercover

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 6, 2014

Anthony brings an undercover team back to the Hotel Leger and is mostly satisfactory with the results. However, he's shocked to discover that the previous owner, Ashley, sold the hotel a few months after his team finished with the upgrade. This is a 30 minute special, not a 60 minute episode.

star 8.24
25 votes
Operation Sandy Part 2: Seaside Heights, NJ

#10 - Operation Sandy Part 2: Seaside Heights, NJ

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 28, 2013

n the second hour of a special 2-part episode, Anthony continues his mission to help out the Jersey Shore with a visit to Seaside Heights, one of the places that was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy 9 months ago.

star 8.21
19 votes
Don't Bug Me: Kissimmee, FL

#11 - Don't Bug Me: Kissimmee, FL

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 7, 2013

Anthony visits the Sevilla Inn in Kissimmee, FL -- right outside of Orlando -- home to some of America’s top theme parks. This do-it-yourself owner needs a lot of help; and Anthony discovers one of the worst bed bug infestations he’s ever seen.

star 8.18
17 votes
Super Nova Scotia: Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

#12 - Super Nova Scotia: Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 4, 2014

Anthony finds an unkempt exterior, a nonexistent branding plan and tense, lost leadership when he arrives at the 70-room Hearthstone Inn in Cape Breton, N.S.

star 8.14
35 votes
5 Star Secrets: Royal Treatment & Secrets

#13 - 5 Star Secrets: Royal Treatment & Secrets

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 31, 2016

The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia has top-of-the-line service, attention to detail and rich hidden history that makes the resort a five-star destination.

star 8.14
7 votes
Breaking Point: Saint John, New Brunswick

#14 - Breaking Point: Saint John, New Brunswick

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 17, 2014

Anthony tries to help the historic Chipman Hill Suites in St. John, N.B., but runs into trouble with an overly tyrannical owner who is driving an overworked staff to their breaking points and pushes a housekeeper to quit.

star 8.13
15 votes
Niagara Falls Down: Niagara Falls, Canada

#15 - Niagara Falls Down: Niagara Falls, Canada

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 14, 2013

Anthony goes to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, where the not-so-ritzy Ritz Inn is struggling to stay afloat. With a stubborn owner, filthy rooms and a wedding chapel that doubles as a storage room, can Anthony save the inn before it sinks completely?

star 8.10
21 votes
Boardwalk Gold: Ocean City, MD

#16 - Boardwalk Gold: Ocean City, MD

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 23, 2013

Anthony helps the failing Lankford Hotel, located in Ocean City, MD, on one of America’s top-rated boardwalks. The hotel is well kept, but Anthony discovers outdated rooms and hotel policies from the ’60s, as well as shops that aren’t making any money.

star 8.09
23 votes
Swinging for the Fences: State College, PA

#17 - Swinging for the Fences: State College, PA

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 14, 2014

Anthony is in crisis mode when he discovers that the 85-room Autoport Motel in State College, Pa., is in foreclosure. His challenge is to convince the bank to help save the business, but it's a hard sell considering the Autoport's swinging reputation and lack of management.

star 8.08
24 votes
Masters of My Domain: Aiken, SC

#18 - Masters of My Domain: Aiken, SC

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 11, 2014

A sister and brother who run the 34-room Guest House at Houndslake in Aiken, S.C., need Anthony's help making their business a financial success. Problems include a lack of signage and identity; an awkward event space in need of a makeover; outdated rooms; and an owner who is stubborn and unfocused.

star 8.07
30 votes
Owner Overboard: Islamorada, FL

#19 - Owner Overboard: Islamorada, FL

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 3, 2014

After arriving in the Florida Keys, Anthony discovers that not everything is as idyllic as it seems in this sun-kissed, palm tree-lined corner of America when he is tasked with keeping the Creekside Inn afloat.

star 8.06
18 votes
Fix Your Kicks on Route 66: Route 66, AZ

#20 - Fix Your Kicks on Route 66: Route 66, AZ

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 1, 2015

In the Season 6 premiere, host Anthony Melchiorri challenges himself and his team when they hit the road in a tricked-out RV to help three struggling hotels on a stretch of Route 66 in Arizona. Included: Guidance is offered to the owners of a once-thriving "luxury" inn, a former bordello on the National Registry of Historic Places and a camping and trailer park.

star 8.05
38 votes
Running on Empty: Grass Valley, CA

#21 - Running on Empty: Grass Valley, CA

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 16, 2013

Anthony heads to Grass Valley, CA, to reinvigorate the historic Holbrook Hotel. With the owner stressed from event planning, bartending and leading the band, can Anthony get him to focus in time to save the 162-year-old landmark?

star 8.05
20 votes
Alaskan Heavyweights: Juneau, AK

#22 - Alaskan Heavyweights: Juneau, AK

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 27, 2014

Anthony travels to the Alaska Hotel & Bar in Juneau to help out the historic property. He finds a mother and son fighting each other for control and a bar manager who won't respect anyone's authority.

star 8.05
22 votes
Tropical Termites: Guanacaste, Costa Rica

#23 - Tropical Termites: Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 2, 2013

Anthony travels to the Hotel Iguanazul in Costa Rica on the beautiful beach of the Pacific Ocean. Can Anthony handle a drunken owner, a litter-filled resort and thousands of termites before the property crumbles away?

star 8.04
23 votes
Dream Inn: Daytona Beach, FL

#24 - Dream Inn: Daytona Beach, FL

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 6, 2012

In Daytona Beach, Anthony tries to bring the Dream Inn out of bankruptcy, but discovers that the general manager has nothing to do because his domineering mother makes all the decisions.

star 8.04
27 votes
Sweating Bullets in Panama: David, Panama

#25 - Sweating Bullets in Panama: David, Panama

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 13, 2015

Anthony heads to Panama's beaches to help the struggling 48-room Las Olas Resort. After giving the pool bar and restaurant much needed facelifts, can Anthony improve the hotel enough to get the hotel out of 15 years of debt?

star 8.03
31 votes